Back To SchoolOn the last official week-end of their summer, the last thing on the minds of the grand crew was going back to school. Swimming in a local lake and fishing is all that occupied the mind of the grand son.
This is my wife and I with the grandcrew. That's about as close to getting the whole family in the photo as we can get unless someone else takes the photo. My daugher is taking this photo and her husband is assisting her.
I have a collection of books that reflect my interests. I have several translations of the Bible and numerous commentaries. I have a number of books on photography and some day they may actually help me become a better photographer. And, I have a collection of books that reflect the profession that I practiced for over thirty years. These three books are special in that collection. Architectural Graphic Standards was considered the bible of architectural details and information. When I got my first drafting job in 1969 the 5th edition was the most current version. Several years later the Sixth edition was released, followed by the Seventh. I think that the Seventh edition was the last release that was widely used. Computers became the method of drawing and electronic details became the source of information. I believe that the 11th edition was the last printed version of the book, but you got a CD of the information with it. I have managed to collect the 3rd through the 9th editions.
DetailsHere is an example of the deatils in the 5th edition. They were hand drawn and lettered. They were actually a joy to look at. I would find myself just looking through the book for enjoyment.
Here is some of the same information from the 9th edition. All of the details are computer generated. I never opened this book unless it was absolutely necessary. It was purely for reference. While the computer drawings were clean and easy to read, somehow, they had taken the soul out of the book.
Last fall my daughter asked me to take some "Senior Photos" of our oldest grand daughter. This young lady is now a freshman in college and writing the next chapter of her life. Love her to pieces.